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michelle obama will attend a funeral in chicago. hidea pendleton, 9/5-year-old honor student shot and kill just about a mile from the obama's family home. she participated in inaugural events just a week earlier. the president is warning the economy will get hit hard if automatic spending cuts scheduled for next month aren't delayed. >> the result could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in national security, education, or clean energy are likely to be laid off. small businesses could be prevented from getting the resources and support they need to keep their doors open. all of our economic progress could be put at risk. >> republican senator mitch mcconnell says he knows that the cuts will have consequences, but has faulted the president for failing to put guardian acceptable plan to replace them. joining me now, congressional reporter for "the washington post," ed o'keefe and correspondent for the hill, amie parnes. is it bad in d.c.? >> not at all. not even a snowflake. >> we wish
. he is playing in florida. we know he is taking a weekend off to play golf. we heard that michelle obama has sent the president a tweet saying honey, call home. >>> my panel today for the big three. let's get to your must read. what is it? >> amanda becker has a story about the future of the voting rights act which is getting its day at the supreme court at the end of the month. >> what is your must read? >> the real cost of shrinking government. this idea of cutting the government is always a big abstraction. read this argument and find out what it really means. >> did you have one big take away from that? >> i mentioned it in the first segment. if you have a kid who is benefitting from head start if you happen to be one of these people that flies and stands in line at airports, if you go to national parks, all of those face cutbacks from the sequester. >> robert, how about yours? >> you know how every organization has a new kid on the block. today's "new york times" has a great story on senator from texas about not respecting senatet traditions. it is a must read. >> all three of
michelle obama is attending the funeral in chicago for hidea pendleton. the 15-year-old honor student shot and killed last week just about a mile from the obama's family home. she participated in inaugural events just a week earlier. meantime in his weekly address today, the president is warning the economy will get hit hard if automatic spending cuts scheduled for next month aren't delayed. >> the results could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in fields like national security, education or clean energy are likely to be laid off. small businesses could be prevented from getting the resources and support they need to keep their doors open. all our economic progress could be put at risk. >> the president called for a plan that would include some spending cuts as well as the elimination of certain tax loopholes and deductions. but republicans are pushing back hard, saying they're done negotiating on taxes. one of those republicans is congressman mack thornberry from texas. he introduc
of the reality show she starred in. alex? >> michelle, thank you so much for that. >>> now to washington. in his weekly address today, president obama doubled down on his opposition to cutting entitlements as the deadline for sequestration draws here. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training. or medicare and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealthiest are asked to do nothing more. that won't work. we can't just cut our way to prosperity. >> joining me now, democratic congressman adam schiff, member of the house appropriations committee. nice to see you again. >> good to see you, thank you. >> we have less than two weeks until the sequester goes into effect. do you think a deal, reached? >> unfortunately i don't think so. i think in the house of representatives in particular, the gop leadership has reached the conclusion that they want the sequester to go into effect, at least temporarily. it's a way of managing
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